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verb [transitive] accommodate pronunciation in British English /əˈkɒmədeɪt/
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present tense
present participleaccommodating
past tenseaccommodated
past participleaccommodated
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  1. 1
    to provide a place or room for someone to stay in

    Designed by an Italian architect, the hotel can accommodate 600 guests.

    1. a.
      to provide enough space for something or someone

      The new office will easily accommodate 50 desks.

    2. b.
      to supply enough seats or room for people or things

      Our ships accommodate up to 150.

  2. 2
    formal to consider and include something when you are deciding what to do

    Your investment strategy has to be flexible enough to accommodate changes in the market.



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